H.A. McEwen (Bioler Repairs) Ltd


The manufacture of new fireboxes for all manner of steam boiler is a key part of our business.
We generally recommend flanged endplates of either butt-welded or riveted design. Our reputation for high quality workmanship is renown in traction engine circles. Whatever the design preferences of a client, we have the skills to build it.

Both riveted and welded types of firebox have their own merits. Riveted fireboxes keep the boiler as traditional in design as possible, whereas flanged and butt welded designs offer better heat transfer and can cause fewer long-term problems, such as leaking seams. For more information select a link below:

We are always available to offer advice when choosing the correct design. Our welded or riveted fireboxes are usually finished to include the following:

  • Smoketube holes drilled in readiness for new tubes
  • Fusible Plug Bosses Welded into Firebox crown
  • Foundation Ring Seal Welded to Firebox

We can also manufacture:

  • New Foundation Rings
  • New Firehole Door Rings
  • New Firebox Crown Girders

For more information about our range of heritage boiler services, select a link below:


Heritage Steam Boiler

When it comes to service, quality and safety, our record speaks for itself. We are competitively priced without any compromise on quality. To find out how we could help, please contact us:



01535 634674

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